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Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Mandela


Meg Vaillancourt interviews Nthabiseng Mabuza about the release of Nelson Mandela. Vaillancourt notes that Mabuza was only twelve years old when she was paralyzed from injuries sustained during an attack on her home by South African security forces. The Fund for a Free South Africa has helped Mabuza and her family settle in Boston. Vaillancourt's report includes footage recorded in January, 1990 of Mabuza talking about the raid on her home by security forces. Mabuza talks about the importance of Mandela's struggle; she adds that she is happy about his release. She had first heard about Mandela when she was a child. Mabuza says that she hopes to return to South Africa one day. Interview with Nthabiseng's mother, Anna Mabuza, about Mandela's release. Anna Mabuza says that she is afraid to return to South Africa because she fears reprisals from the government. Following the edited story is additional silent b-roll footage of Nthabiseng Mabuza and Anna Mabuza in their home. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following items: Hope Kelly reviews the major events and key issues during the tenure of Laval Wilson

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Ten O'Clock News

Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Mandela

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NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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South Africa
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
Anti-apartheid movements
South Africa
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Mandela,” 02/14/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FFBF17A4A7D74A0DB89F25EF173889ED.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Mandela.” 02/14/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FFBF17A4A7D74A0DB89F25EF173889ED>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Mandela. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FFBF17A4A7D74A0DB89F25EF173889ED
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